Tag: Strategy

War In The East 2 Review

Back In The U.S.S.R.


HIGH A richly detailed operational WW2 strategy that plays smoothly for wargame vets.

LOW The lack of handholding can be overwhelming for newcomers.

WTF Why are the aerial operations so fussy if the AI automation is turned off?


Interview With Glen Pawley On Star Dynasties

When it comes to sci-fi settings that stretch beyond the stars, it feels like the stories too often land on a spectrum between Star Trek’s pristine bureaucracy of benevolent space colonialism and the mythopoetic swashbuckling of benevolent space colonialism in Star Wars. Star Dynasties, the latest grand strategy from Iceberg Interactive and Pawley Games, tries to have it both ways by using a galaxy-shaping disaster as the excuse to dive headfirst into the administrivia of intergalactic feudalism, texturing its space colonialism with a tangled web of shadows and political intrigue.


Pendragon Review

Wandering Warriors Of Woe

HIGH Unsurpassed storytelling. Fantastic takes on classic characters.          

LOW Some fiendishly difficult battles. Clues are difficult to discern.

WTF Arthur abandoned Excalibur??!?!?


Iron Harvest Review

Days Of Futures Past

HIGH Brilliant illustrations, solid writing, great music.

LOW Poor AI/pathfinding, uneven balance, large armies are awkward to control.

WTF It’s 2020 – why are we still putting stealth missions into RTS games?